Clothes don't fit

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    Nov 18, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    I pulled out my winter clothes, and most of my jeans no longer fit. It sucks.

    I would just start cutting until they fit well, but there's really no point with Christmas and Thanksgiving coming up. My family likes to single me out and put food in front of me until I pass out from sugar shock. I'm usually more stuffed than the damn turkey.

    Then I hate to buy more because I'm going to start cutting hard on Jan 1st. I figure my waist will probably drop an inch or two just from water weight.

    Anyone else have this problem? I'm thinking I might just go to Goodwill and buy temporary clothes. I understand how pregnant woman feel now. (Oh god, I can't believe i just compared myself to a pregnant woman icon_redface.gif)

    Oh, and by don't fit, I mean, I've lost buttons on two pair of jeans. I tried to wear them, and it just didn't happen.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Nov 18, 2010 7:22 AM GMT
    I play volleyball 3 times a week. And I run 5 times a week (3 miles each day). Since I started playing volleyball 11 years ago, jeans never fit the same. It is because it is hard to get jeans past my thighs. icon_sad.gif But guys love them. icon_smile.gif
  • FredMG

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    Nov 18, 2010 7:25 AM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidI play volleyball 3 times a week. And I run 5 times a week (3 miles each day). Since I started playing volleyball 11 years ago, jeans never fit the same. It is because it is hard to get jeans past my thighs. icon_sad.gif But guys love them. icon_smile.gif


    I have a similar problem but hiking and cycling are the the 'villians'.
  • delthespaz

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    Nov 18, 2010 7:30 AM GMT
    You can take drastic measures to lose weight just as long as jave the drivethe drive.

    First you need a baselin on how much food to eat per sittingl

    After deciding to detox from alcohol, I cut down my food intake drastically which has vert fast results. I was loving about a pound a day.

    Typical day meal.

    3/4 c egg white with sriracha

    I'm at work.
    I have 18 nuts prepared for the day.
    6 nuts per round

    Lunch:
    I get a 1-cup round zip loc container. If it fits, it's a meal.
    I uslly do 2 rounds for those for bringing lunch.

    More important than portion... incorporating nuts.
    I do a non-salted toaster oven roasted.
    Peca, Almond, Macademia, Cahews Each serving about 7 nuys

    The plan does take time to prae

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    Nov 18, 2010 7:49 AM GMT
    my waist side hasn't changed since puberty.... I tend to wear size small and though my shoulders have broaden out, I'm not switching to a medium anytime soon...

    Hmmm love christmas dinner ! yum!
  • TadPohl

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    Nov 18, 2010 8:06 AM GMT
    I started on this stuff called Digestive Enzymes that help break down the food I consume so that my body absorbs the majority of the nutrition and gets rid of everything else. I eat, don't get grossly stuffed and am able to work with my waistline.
    If that doesn't work..... stretchy pants are an AWESOME option.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    Tangtastic said..... stretchy pants are an AWESOME option.

    icon_smile.gif I agree! I have a few polyester pants I wear around a lot, but they're pretty much casual only. It's mostly my dress clothes that don't fit.


    clodel said
    You can take drastic measures to lose weight just as long as jave the drivethe drive.

    Thanks for the advice. I will lose the weight eventually in January, but right now I am still trying to gain. I just have to figure out how to deal w/ the clothes until then. Congratulations on the detox! Be proud of that!
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    The advice to you is to cut back on the portions and don't let your family dictate what you should eat and how much you should eat and drink more water to get the full feeling and that would make you think twice about going back for seconds.

    You can also try to see if you can increase your gym sessions to compensate for the increase consuption of food.

    I enjoy the holiday food but I don't go overboard and get carried away with all the hype since I worked hard to get my body in shape and remember you still have to live the next day.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    I have the relative problem too. They still think I'm the 12 y.o. human disposal. And I eat A LOT, I just don't eat a lot of what THEY eat.

    I have a few pair of cotton drawstring pants in a bigger for such emergencies. They are made of the same material as khakis (not like scrubs or pajama pants) but have a waist that ties. Wear it with a sweater and nobody will be the wiser. A&F and American Eagle each made them at one point, the Abercrombie ones also have a normal-looking waistband and fly so the drawstring can be your little secret.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    Might I recommend - http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Fit-Button-Deluxe-Set/dp/B0037JRZCC

    I have been using them the last few months on pants that were to big to make them smaller. But I do believe you could use them the other way as intended.

    Ive seen them at Target before and a knock off version at the Dollar Tree.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    Thanksgiving and Christmas are just two meals/two days. You can still cut and just treat them as cheat meals/days. Splurging now and then not only won't totally derail any fat loss goals but is actually good for your sanity. Plus, just like with muscle, eating a huge meal on Thanksgiving isn't going to make you gain 5 pounds of fat instantly... it just isn't going to happen!
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    Surely they shrank... icon_wink.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_razz.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidSurely they shrank... icon_wink.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_razz.gif


    YA I GET THE CLOTHES NOT FITTING THING CAUSE THIS DUDE MAKES MY BOXERS TIGHT ......
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    Nov 18, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    Haggar makes jeans and chinos with a waist that automatically expands up a size when you need it. You can get them at any Kohl's. They are marked with a large cursive "Q" on the inside of the fly and the backside of the front pocket reads "Quality for Life." Just ask a clerk. The whole expando thing is very well hidden so nobody sees it--shirt in or out/stomach in or out. To me, the cut is pretty non-descript, but if you find it to be borderline, just funk it up with your top and your footwear. Not sayin' you should buy a whole closetful, but a pair would get you through the Holidays in style, especially around fam. . .
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    Nov 18, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    photosrus saidThanksgiving and Christmas are just two meals/two days.

    CORRECTION: Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, holiday parties among family, friends and colleagues abound every week. It's much more than 2 days, my friend. With the food and trimmings, alcohol, SWEETS!!! put out at every event, temptation is very easy to give in and those calories add up to two - three sizes in a matter of weeks. I should know and have failed a few holiday seasons.

    The past few seasons though, I've managed to keep my weight in control by drinking more water and staying FAR from the buffet table. By conversing with others, my mind is focused on them instead of food.

    I also recommend the same thing Ashley80 suggested, visit the gym more often during those "holiday binges". Think of it this way, if you're gonna punish your body by being gluttonous, you may as well punish your body by overexercising.

    So when you pick up that piece of pumpkin pie, tell yourself, "If I eat this, that means back to the gym tomorrow morning even though that's my off day."
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    Nov 18, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidI play volleyball 3 times a week. And I run 5 times a week (3 miles each day). Since I started playing volleyball 11 years ago, jeans never fit the same. It is because it is hard to get jeans past my thighs. icon_sad.gif But guys love them. icon_smile.gif


    I was having problems with jeans that fit well too until I found Lucky brand !!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    None of my older clothes fit. I am having to dart my waistbands to use my jeans, and now they are on the verge of looking too baggy. and all my shirts are to baggy and I want more form fitting stuff. LOL ahh well
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    Nov 18, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    JDuderrr saidHaggar makes jeans and chinos with a waist that automatically expands up a size when you need it. You can get them at any Kohl's. They are marked with a large cursive "Q"

    Thanks, you rock! I'm definitely going to go look for a pair in a week or so. (Think I can hold out until then) I bet that will work pretty good, and then I'll still be able to wear them once I cut my weight again. Awesome


    epedx saidMight I recommend - http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Fit-Button-Deluxe-Set/dp/B0037JRZCC

    That's a really cool idea, but my dress pants all use the little clip thingy. I don't think it would work for them. I guess that's the bigger issue because I still have two pair of larger jeans and plenty of sweatpants.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    I remembered seeing this on TV, It's hilarious but it might help.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    averagejoe saidI'm thinking I might just go to Goodwill and buy temporary clothes. I understand how pregnant woman feel now. (Oh god, I can't believe i just compared myself to a pregnant woman icon_redface.gif)
    Or, you know, just stay at a weight your happy with the whole time by not grossly overeating... icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 29, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    Update: I bought some of the flexible/adjustable Haggar pants JDuderrr recommended. They're pretty sweet, and they were pretty cheap too.

    Thanks again